[thelist] beginning SOAP

Burhan Khalid thelist at meidomus.com
Fri Mar 11 07:17:43 CST 2005

Chris Johnston wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 15:26:24 -0800, Joel D Canfield <joel at spinhead.com> wrote:
>>What would be a good introduction to SOAP for someone with HTML/ASP and
>>database/data transformation skills (mostly in the Microsoft world) but
>>minimal XML experience in the real world?
> I would recommend heading over to XML.com[1] and reading through all
> the links under the Essentials section. Also, Sitepoint[2] has a
> fairly large section of tutorials about XML and webservices that
> should help
> [1] http://www.xml.com/pub/a/98/10/guide0.html (only goes to the first
> article, not the Essentials section)
> [2] http://www.sitepoint.com/subcat/xml
> Just two suggestions.

In adition to the above mentioned links, if you are like me and like to 
dive into the code first, try downloading APIs for public webservices. 
Most come with sample code (note, however that almost all of it is 
either .NET or Java).

You can start off with the Google Web API at 

Another good URL to bookmark is http://www.skippingdot.net/2002/01/09 
which lists a lot of SOAP related links.

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